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Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
1830s in postrevolution france that somehow universally appealing. >> what he has done so brilliantly is actually tell the story of the human condition. that it's never easy. there's never -- it's never always happiness. ♪ can i conceal myself forever more ♪ >> that is why people relate to t. >> how difficult is it to take something that's been in the theater for so long to film? >> the intersection between broadway and hollywood is really dangerous corner. look at "phantom of the opera" was a flop. "chorus line" was a flop. "rent" was a flop. "evita" was a sort of -- yeah it was a flop. ♪ so many questions and answers ♪ >> but what makes "les mis" very different from other musical films is this time, the actors were singing live, not lipsynching to a track they had already recorded. the cameras were right in their faces, showing off the bad teeth prosthetics and dirt splotches, creating a lot of raw emotion on screen. >> i cried when all the characters would die, 'cause it was really sad. >> i cried. i laughed. and it made me think about the things i'm going through. >> industry
Dec 7, 2012 12:35am EST
issue, instead of sending them to prison they give you help and in france and portugal, nobody has been sent to prison for taking any kind of drug for 10 years and they've had a huge reduction in the amount of people taking heroin by, you know, 50 percent. that's stopping the spread of hiv through dirty needles. they are stopping breaking and entering almost all together. because people don't need to break and enter anymore because they're being helped and just would be wonderful if america could change its policy and actually treat people who have a drug problem and people that need help rather than locking them up. and this film, "breaking the taboo," which my sons made, is coming out tomorrow. instead of releasing in through general release, it's being released just on the internet so that hopefully hundreds of thousands of people can see it. and hopefully it can change people's thinking about the way people address drugs and the drug issue. >> jimmy: well i want to show a clip of the documentary "breaking the taboo," narrated by morgan freeman. >> a kilo of pure cocaine costs $
Dec 6, 2012 12:35am EST
, from france. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that saint nicholas soon would be there. >> when that dude going to show up? i've been waiting up all night for him. santa claus is late. >> jimmy: children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads. >> sugarplums? you definitely don't got kids. i got three kids, they want a wii u, an xbox, coleco vision, call of duty. not one of them asked me for those sugarplums, by the way, i know a pimp named sugarplum. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter. i sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. >> it's tempur-pedic bed, too. you know the ones where the commercial drops the bowling ball on the bed? but, the wine glass never spills over? which is good because my favorite thing to do in bed is bowling and drinking red wine. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. >> eight tiny reindeer. ha-ha! that's hilarious! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: with a
Dec 7, 2012 2:05am EST
. >> he's fluent in french? >> he's fluent. he and i were in the same town in france at the same time in college. >> are you kidding? >> you've got parallel parking, popping the bottle, popping matt on the rear end. take notice. coming out hot. >> same thing happened to my career. don't worry. there is a new study out that talks about the differences between men and women. they say that men have a much easier time when you're at the mall and you park your car. you go in and shop, come out, tracking it down. they say women have less, i don't know, spatial direction? >> really? i would think the opposite. i think women are more organized. my wife, anyway. i have to do a device. if we are on level 5 section f, i have to park under the sign with an "f" on it. that way i know exactly where it is. my friend dennis was number five in high school and add an "f" to it. i'm not the quickest. what about you? >> i don't remember where i parked anything. you know what i realize? i remember less and less about everything. i was in a show and someone sat next to me and he said hi, and you know when you
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm EST
france and won gold at the olympics. she mingled with guests and sports stars backstage, obviously feeling better. >>> that's the unmistakable theme from "casablanca." as time goes by, the piano is still a hot item. sotheby's sold it to an unnamed buyer. that price fell short of the $1 million officials had predicted. actor and singer dooley wilson performed "atoo many goes by" in the film which of course starred humphrey bogart and ingrid bergman. a good song to have in your head the rest of the night. >>> when we continue, it could be a life-changing decision. would you stop a drunk driver from taking the wheel? our hidden camera experiment puts party-goers to the test. >>> chuck, how is the weather looking? >> here's looking at you, kid. we'll be back in a minute with a complete sev >>> well, this is the white house. >> not a pretty nighting to outside, but it's anything but cold. doug kammerer has gone down to the national zoo for zoo lights. he has an on the scene weather report. is it as gloomy outside as it appears on the camera? >> reporter: actually not too bad. obviously
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
hotel in france. keith russell, news4. >>> accomplice cal experts say this could be the critical week in efforts to prevent the so-called fiscal cliff. danielle lee is on capitol hill, where lawmakers appear to be edging closer to an agreement. >> it's crunch time here in washington. analysts say president obama and speaker boehner have until the end of the week to reach a deal if lawmakers will get it passed by the friday before christmas. as a diesel engine plant, president obama stood his ground on the fiscal cliff. >> all congress needs to do is pass a law that would prehaven't a tax hike on the first $250 of everybody's income. >> the latest campaign stop had an announcement. business leaders warn this time of investment will suffer without a deal to avoid billions in tax increases and spending cuts next year. >> we have more than -- i think 103 ceos in town last week. the message was sit down, work it out. back in washington there's new momentum. yesterday p many p.m. and house speaker john boehner met one on one for the first time this year. then today staffers continued the priva
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
from france, norway, boston, and portland here. so it's already happening. >> reporter: this puts washington state one touch ahead of colorado where its law on recreational marijuana use goes into effect next month. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> a new legal drug is gaining popularity in the u.s., but some doctors are concerned that its effects are similar to the effects of using hard drugs like heroin. >> relaxes me and eases my mind where i was open to more to kill some pain. >> it's a powder that is added to beverages. in small doses it's said to be a stimulant. but bigger doses can give users a high. medical experts say users could become addicted. >> any kind of chemical that makes us feel a little bit happier or less anxious, we don't learn how to use our own internal skills to be able to approach these anxiety-provoking situations, so we become dependent on it. >> it's placed on the list of drugs and chemicals of concern. >>> coming up, restaurants so noisy, you might need headphones along with your fork and knife. the reason for all that din. >>> and the name behind some of
Dec 6, 2012 2:05am EST
france. >> i love it. all right. so, here is the thing. as soon as the queen's children and grandchildren are titled, they take the title -- their title as their surname. >> here is the question. now, there's a good chance that the baby or babies that kate, you know, is having may be twins because a lot of women who have -- >> this condition. very, very serious morning sickness. >> have twins. >> the good news. >> the question if there are twins and there is a c-section who will be the first born? 'cause that's the whole -- the money right there. the first born and the heir and the spare, they say. >> believe that kind of in the inner recesses of his brain, harry's kind of glad he doesn't have to be the king? he gets all the fun. >> the best life. >> all the perks, doesn't have the same responsibility. >> no kidding. >> i think you saw on television a doctor describing the c-section situation. what did she say? >> you don't choose which baby you are going to take out first, don't move one child aside and go grab the other one. it's whichever one is presenting itself first, y
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
couple's tour of the far east of overshadowed by topless photos published in france, but kate carried on. >> this year she's been supportive from -- i think she's done everything that a princess should do besides looking stunning, of course. ♪ >> reporter: but 2012 was about one royal woman, the queen celebrated 60 years on the throne. her diamond jubilee marked the beginning of britain taking center stage. and at the london opec the queen had a starring role. >> good evening. >> good evening, your majesty. >> reporter: the queen shows little sign of slowing down,y about her oldest grandson now has to choose between his job as a helicopter pilot and becoming a full-time royal. >> the queen at 86, of course, is key for prince william to get more involved in the workings of the royal family. >> reporter: we know prince william will definitely have a new role in 2013. he'll become a dad. whatever the coming year brings for the royals, there will be at least one reason to celebrate. for "today," nbc news, london. >> it has been an amazing year for them. although the james bond image, the f
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
sports f fan. here is frances shutt from mesilla, new mexico, 100 years old today. great educator, big author and world war ii veteran. all of those together. glenn and pauline miller, howard, kansas, love each other very much and love to spend time with their grandchildren. helen wheat, frederick, maryland, right up the road. love that town. 110. glass of wine every night with her din-din. that's it. that's all from washington at this time. >> all right, willard, thank you very much. >>> when we come back, we'll take a look at the important issue of security in our nation's schools and then we'll change the pace a little bit and we'll look at how you can find some last-minute travel deals for the holiday and how to navigate those crowded holiday airports. >>> first this is "today" on nbc. >>> as the school district here in newtown gets ready to resume classes this week, many questions are being asked about security both here and around the country. erica hill is here with more on that part of the story. good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning to u you. around the country s
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned for life from the sport. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let the games begin. london ready to put on the biggest show on earth. >> missy franklin! >> it's a gabby gold! >> usain explodes! >> one of the most anticipated matchups of these games. what's your headline? >> ryan lochte takes over. >> so far, these games begin to lochte. >> how do you feel about that headline? >> my talking is done in the pool. >> can lochte come up on phelps? michael phelps is going to win gold! no one has won more. >> i can look back at my career and say, i've done everything exactly the way i wanted to. >> unbelievable! >> the fab five is going gold. >> usa! >> ladies, can i say, you look really good in gold. >> congratulations. >> expectations were very high for 17-year-old missy franklin. >> it's going to be a world record for missy franklin! >> this is just absolutely incredible. >> and he's still the king of the 100! >> i came here to become a legend. i'm now a legend. >> misty and kerry. three peat olympic gold! >> the applause still rains down on oscar pistorius.
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